Oh my GAWD. Freaking out a little bit right now. It's like old times, I'm hyperventilating!! hahahaha I love that in the almost 5 years that this thread has been active, I've had three people ask me questions, but you come back like every single time. Awww <3
Has anything changed for you over the years like writing style or characters you enjoy writing about?
Um, from the beginning I think definitely. It took me a really long time to warm up to next gen, but now I love writing about it. I think now that I've been on the site for so long, my favorite things to write and read are things that feature the core characters as middle aged - elderly. So like, things that HAVE next gen characters in them but really focus on like Harry and Ginny or Ron and Hermione as they deal with getting older and kind of deal with the whole Voldemort thing becoming more legend as the new generation comes in. I love stuff like that.
And I think my writing style has DEFINITELY improved .Those older stories definitely make me cringe. I really think I've matured, not just in the subject matter that I write but my style overall. I really try to include more detailed description and I think my over all approach to writing is different. But I think my original voice is still there. I have to say though, I have a super tough time reading LTMF now. It's just...I don' tknow it's not my style anymore at all, those first couple of chapters I just am like...eeeuuuggghh. hahaha. But we all get that way eventually don't we.
Oh, the other thing I'm a sucker for now is well done medical issues. I am always writing small things like that, or occasionally talk about the body in such a way where anyone that is reading it is probably going...yep, she's a PT. hahaha
Have you tried your hand at anything new?
Well, I'd say that writing about zombies is definitely new and not something that I ever thought I would be doing, but with Brain Activity I've really enjoyed it. And the other thing that I did that I'm still proud of is writing Shattered Glass and is a Bellatrix centered piece. I had always wanted to write her but was scared to, and so I finally sat down one day and just wrote that story, and I'm proud of how crazy she turned out. But other than that, I think I've pretty much kept to myself.
Where do you find the time to write?
Well....currently I don't have a job. *hides* so I have plenty of time to write I just...don't sometimes. I also validate and run HPPC and podcast and do all kinds of crazy kid things so I basically make HPFF and HPPC my job. It kind of takes me away from the monotony of other things and drags me out of real life. So now it isn't too hard. When I was working, I would just allot time to write because I wanted to get chapters out for my followers. Now I have no excuse, I'm just lazy
How would you encourage someone who hasn't written in a super long time to get back into writing? (aka me obviously lol)
I'd say, read some stories, see what people are writing about. Or re-read portions of the HP books, or your favorite HP book. That always renews my sense of "ohhh that's right, this is the world that I love to play in!" Sit down and see if you have any ideas. Or read some of your old stuff and remember the passion you used to have for it. That's what I do sometimes.
Are you still in love with the pairing of Severus/Lily?
Always!! I don't always write about it anymore, but it's still my OTP, no matter what anyone says. it's hard for me to write because it always ends in tragedy for me, since I'm such a canon writer most of the time, but I do like to read it quite a lot!
And seriously, you don't have to review it You're off the hook if you want to be. To be perfectly honest with you *I* don't even remember how it ends. So, you know, there's that
THANKS KRYS <3 For single handedly keeping my MTA alive since 2009!